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Published:Saturday | October 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The People's National Party (PNP) is to make a decision early next week as to whether it will contest a by-election in North East St Ann - if one is called.The Supreme Court declared the seat vacant yesterday and has made a certification to the Speaker...

Published:Saturday | October 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has decided against mounting criminal charges against former government minister Colin Campbell in relation to the Trafigura scandal.

Published:Friday | October 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WHEN SANDRA Harrison gave birth to Sajaey in 1998 and Daniel a year later, she had no clue that they would one day have stood against each other in competition at such a high level.But that's what happened yesterday as Sajaey, 11, and his 10-year-old...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A SENIOR union leader has suggested that the much-heralded proposed whistle-blower law might not achieve its purpose of eradicating corruption at the workplace as workers are fearful of being branded informers and face what could be the ultimate price....

Published:Friday | October 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

CONSULTANT THORACIC Surgeon Dr Dennis Pyne has been cleared of professional misconduct by the Medical Council of Jamaica. Pyne was forced to defend his professional integrity after a seven-member committee established by Health...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE EARTHQUAKE Unit at the University of the West Indies has confirmed that an earthquake rocked sections of Jamaica yesterday afternoon. Measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, the Earthquake Unit said...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

UPON GETTING close enough, I see that the large imposing gate is padlocked and after taking a picture, prepare to turn away in disappointment when I realise that the side gate is open. As I step through, the realisation...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: BY DECEMBER, Montego Bay will become the hub for Virgin Unite's Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean. The centre, the first of its kind in the region, will support satellite facilities...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

HIS FRAME was small, he had a determined spirit and was as fast as lightning. He represented Jamaica and placed first in the 100m race. "I'm not talking about the lightning bolt, I'm referring to this one, you know, Seabiscuit," said Pablo McNeil...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2010 | 12:00 AM

IT WAS a sense of having been there before. Same competition. Same parish. Same room. Same top two spellers. Same school. No, it was not a feeling of déjà vu. It was just a repeat of what took place last year in the Trelawny...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Bruce Golding administration went mostly silent yesterday in the wake of more damning allegations about its role in the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips fiasco.

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DEPUTY PRIME Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr Kenneth Baugh, has announced the appointment of Ambassador Audley Rodriques as the nation's first ambassador to the Middle Eastern country of Kuwait....

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The following is taken from the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica's Economic Policy Framework...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) treasurer Daryl Vaz is staying in the race for the general secretary post, despite word that veteran politician Karl Samuda has decided to seek another term...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lawyers representing Jamaican music icon, Mark 'Buju Banton' Myrie, remain hopeful that he will be granted bail after a judge yesterday reserved ruling on his bail application.Judge Anthony Porcelli yesterday said he would make a ruling next week after...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Veteran politician Roger Clarke now faces the threat of imprisonment after Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn yesterday ruled he should be charged with causing death by dangerous driving....

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The agriculture sector has been adversely affected by the torrential rainfall that lashed the island last week, according to a government report on the damage. However, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has committed...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) reserve soldier charged with the murder of 23-year-old Northern Caribbean University student, Shannel Norris, was remanded when he appeared in the Manchester Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday....

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Karl Samuda, has declared he is reconsidering his decision to stay away from the post, out of a recognition that his skills are needed to heal an ongoing rift and unify the party....

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A DATE for the opening of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus park in downtown Kingston remains a mystery, more than a year after it was scheduled to open.Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Chairman Wayne Chen told...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Finance Minister Audley Shaw will be heading to Washington tomorrow for face-to-face talks with officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about the devastating impact of the recent flood rains on the national Budget...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Sugar Industry Commission of Enquiry has recommended that the Government retain its role as the regulator of the sector despite the divestment of its interest in the industry.However, the commission has suggested several other changes to reflect...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee parish finals hit St Thomas in the east yesterday after Tropical Storm Nicole-associated rains forced a postponement of four spelldowns last week.With the rains in check...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Hanover's Fiesta-owned Grand Palladium is looking into casino gambling with the hope of injecting economic fortunes into the parish once dubbed 'Cinderella'.The hotel's ambitious casino proposal is now...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Minister with responsibility for information, Daryl Vaz, has emerged the clear favourite to head the Secretariat of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) following the official declaration from veteran politician Karl Samuda that he does not want to be nominated for the job...

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